Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor

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Played by Tom Baker as an eccentric bohemian (1974 to 1981). The companions were Sarah Jane, Harry, Leela, Romana (I and II), K9, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan. UNIT made fewer appearances. Davros, Zygons, Sutekh, Morbius, Weng-Chiang and the Rutans joined the Daleks and Cybermen against this popular Doctor.

Story Location and Time Eps Companions Guests Villains
Robot England c19804 Sarah Jane
Harry
Lethbridge
-Stewart
Benton
SRS
Miss Winters
First story featuring the Fourth Doctor. Introduction of Harry, a UNIT doctor. Benton promoted to Warrant Officer.
The Ark in Space Ark in Earth orbit c15,000 4Sarah Jane
Harry
 Wirm
First appearance of the Doctor's yoyo.
The Sontaran Experiment Earth c15,0002 Sarah Jane
Harry
  Styre
Sontarans
Second appearance of the Sontarans.
Genesis of the Daleks Skaro c4000 BC6 Sarah Jane
Harry
Thals
Time Lords
Davros
Daleks
Tenth Dalek story. Introduction of the Dalek creator, Davros. The Doctor is sent to Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent or delay the birth of the Daleks. The TARDIS does not appear in this story.
Revenge of the Cybermen Nerva beacon
Voga 2875
4Sarah Jane
Harry
 Cybermen
Sixth Cyberman story. Their first appearance for 6 years. They can be killed by gold.
Terror of the Zygons Scotland England c1980 4 Sarah Jane
Harry
Lethbridge
-Stewart
Benton
Broton
Zygons
The final UNIT story of the 1970s. Harry stays behind.
Planet of Evil Zeta Minor 37,1664 Sarah Jane  Anti-matter
Pyramids of Mars England
Mars 1911
Earth 1980
4Sarah Jane  Sutekh
The Android Invasion Kraal
England c1981
4Sarah Jane Harry
Benton
Styggron
Kraals
Harry and Benton make their final appearances.
The Brain of Morbius Karn 23754 Sarah Jane  Morbius
Solon
The Seeds of Doom Antarctic
England c1981
6Sarah Jane Beresford Krynoids
Chase
Masque of Mandragora Italy 14924 Sarah Jane  Mandragora Helix
New wooden panelled TARDIS console room. Understanding languages is explained as a "Time Lord gift".
The Hand of Fear England c1981;
Kastria c150,000,000 BC
4 Sarah Jane  Eldrad
Sarah Jane leaves. The Doctor has to take her home after receiving a telepathic call from Gallifrey.
The Deadly Assassin Gallifrey4  Time Lords
(Borusa)
Master
Goth
The first story set entirely on the Doctor's home planet. The first story with no companion. Time Lord Regeneration limited to twelve times. The TARDIS described as a "Type 40" model. First appearance of the Master for 3 years.
The Face of Evil Sevateem Planet c10,000 4 Leela  Xoanon
Leela joins. She is the Doctor's first non-Earth companion since Susan.
The Robots of Death Sandminer on deserted planet 2877 4Leela  Taren Capel (Dask)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang London 18896 Leela  Magnus Greel
(Weng-Chiang)
Li H'Sen Chang
Mr Sin
Horror of Fang Rock Island lighthouse 1900 4Leela  Rutan
First and only appearance of the Rutan. All characters are killed apart from the Doctor and Leela. Leela's eyes change colour at the end.
The Invisible Enemy Shuttle craft
Titan c5000
4 Leela
K9
 Nucleus
K9, a robotic dog, is introduced. Traditional TARDIS console room returns.
Image of the Fendahl England 19774 Leela
K9
  Fendahl
The Sunmakers Pluto c4,000,0004 Leela
K9
  Collector
Usurians
Underworld Minyan ship
Minyos 2
4Leela
K9
Minyans Oracle
Seers
The Invasion of Time Gallifrey6 Leela
K9
Time Lords
(Borusa)
(Andred)
Stor
Sontarans
Vardans
Kelner
Second story set on the Doctor's home planet. Leela remains behind. Third appearance of the Sontarans.
The Ribos Operation Ribos 30784 Romana 1
K9
White Guardian Graff Vynda-K
The White Guardian, an Eternal, is introduced. Romana, a fellow Time Lord, joins. First of six stories featuring the quest for The Key to Time.
The Pirate Planet Calufrax
Zanak 1978
4Romana 1
K9
 Captain
Queen Xanxia
The Stones of Blood Earth 19784 Romana 1
K9
  Vivien Fay
(Cessair)
Ogri
The Androids of Tara Tara 23784 Romana 1
K9
  Count Grendel
The Power of Kroll Delta Magna III 28784 Romana 1
K9
  Thawn
Kroll
The Armageddon Factor Atrios
Zeos
6 Romana 1
K9
Time Lords (Drax) Black Guardian
Shadow
The Black Guardian introduced. Last story featuring the First Romana.
Destiny of the Daleks Skaro 46004 Romana 2
K9
 Davros
Daleks
Movellians
The Second Romana appears after regenerating. Eleventh Dalek story. Second appearance of Davros. Third visit to Skaro.
City of Death Paris 1979
Florence 1505
Earth c400,000,000 BC
4 Romana 2  Scaroth
The Creature from the Pit Chloris4 Romana 2
K9
  Lady Adrasta
Huntsman
Nightmare of Eden Two space craft 21164 Romana 2
K9
  Tryst
Mandrels
The Horns of Nimon Gravity whirlpool
Skonnos
Crinoth
4 Romana 2
K9
  Nimon
Soldeed
Shada (not completed or televised) Cambridge 1979;
Think Tank Space Station;
Shada
6Romana 2
K9
Time Lords
(Salyavin)
Skagra
The Leisure Hive Brighton 1980
Argolis 2290
4 Romana 2
K9
  Pangol
West Lodge
Foamasi
Meglos Tigella
Zolfa-Thura 1980
4Romana 2
K9
 Meglos
Gaztaks
Full Circle E-Space : Alzurius4 Romana 2
K9
Adric
 Marshmen
First of three stories set in E-Space, another universe. Adric introduced.
State of Decay E-Space : unknown planet 4 Romana 2
K9
Adric
  Great Vampire
Zargo
Camilla
Aukon
Warriors' Gate The Gateway between E-Space and the normal Universe 4 Romana 2
K9

Adric
 Rorvik
Gundans
Romana and K9 stay behind in E-Space.
The Keeper of Traken Traken 19814 Adric
Nyssa
 Master
(Melkur)
Introduction of Nyssa, a princess from Traken. First appearance of Master for 5 years.
Logopolis Earth
Logopolis 1981
4 Adric
Nyssa
Tegan
Watcher
(Doctor)
Master
Introduction of Tegan, the first companion from Earth for 5 years. Last story with the Fourth Doctor. Regenerates with the help of the mysterious Watcher after falling from a radio telescope. The TARDIS cloister bell is heard for the first time. The large size of the TARDIS is indicated.

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